The EcoQuest course (seven or 14 days) is designed to provide a learning experience, and incorporates certain aspects of our Safari Guide course. It is aimed at those who are looking for a more in-depth bush experience, but who do not necessarily have four weeks to break away from work obligations.


The EcoQuest course is designed to provide participants with an ecological learning experience. Participants learn about the infinite variety of living organisms that exist in nature and the underlying elements that support this variety of life such as geology, soils and climate to mention a few. This course is aimed at those who are looking for a more immersive nature learning experience.

This programme is perfect for those who want to be more than just spectators of nature but want to be able to interpret for themselves when on self-game drives.

The EcoQuest course emphasises two components – learning about the fascinating elements of nature and how each are carefully interconnected to one another in a specific region and secondly, aspects of conservation.


“When I came to EcoTraining, I could feel the nature from the beginning. It reminds me of an old Chinese saying, that man is an integral part of nature.”

Cookie – Chinese EcoQuest – 2015


  • Ecology
  • Common trees and shrubs
  • Animal tracks and tracking
  • Bird identification and behaviour
  • Animal behaviour
  • Astronomy
  • Orientation and navigation
  • Bush skills
  • Using binoculars correctly and positioning for photography

Our winning formula

You will be based in camps in prime wildlife areas, and partake in wilderness walks or game drives twice a day. You could be trained in two different game reserves, exposing you to a diversity of habitats and species. No other training provider can match this variety of training environments or the frequency of practical activities we offer.


21 October – 20 December 2022 (Makuleke & Botswana)

14 November – 20 November 2022 (Makuleke)

24 December 2021 – 06 January 2022 (Makuleke)

14 March – 20 March 2023 (Makuleke)

14 March 2023 – 27 March 2023 (Makuleke)

02 May – 08 May 2023 (Botswana)

29 September – 12 October 2023 (Botswana & Makuleke)

17 September – 30 September 2023 (Makuleke)

24 December 2023 – 06 January 2023 (Makuleke)